Thursday, August 23, 2012

Matching Antique Twin Beds

It was truly love at first sight when I Shayne brought me these matching twin beds. I mean, if you don't love the design of these, get your head checked. Just kidding...but really, don't you love the style?

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Footboards

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Dying yet? Sit tight...they are about to get even better.

Shayne sent me this picture as inspiration for the finish and said she wanted the beds "Crusty" looking.

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Before I started painting, I took a paint pen by Krylon in gold leaf to go over the pretty details, so that when I distressed the finish, the gold would peak through.

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Then I mixed up some DIY chalk paint in a color similar to the inspiration but a bit more blue. I painted 2 coats and then had a lot of fun distressing! I used Jacobean stain to glaze, here is how they ended up. I love my king bed, but if I had room in my guest room for these babies, I'd buy them from Shayne!! Forgive my lack of staging...the hubs was not going to help me haul these inside ;)

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These have been a labor of love, but worth every minute. Hope you love them too!

~Allison

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55 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh my goodness these may be my all time favorite ever!!!!!! LOVE!

Rachel said...

sweet Penelope! I am salivating over these beds. Gorgeous!
Rachel @ remastered relics

Vintage Prairie Style said...

these beds are amazing! If only there was a way I could steal them...
Keya

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Cassie beat me to it, I was going to say these are my favorite pieces ever! Just pretend I said it first! Love, Love Love!!!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Yes ma'am! This is fabulous! Have you had any trouble getting mattresses to fit? That's what always makes me nervous about antique beds.

Anne said...

Cassie took the words right out of my mouth..OH MY GOODNESS! GORGEOUS!

Jenny said...

Those are AWESOME! I love them! You did a fantastic job, and what a high end look!

Danielle Andrew said...

Oh wow! I do love them too! Great beds, great color, great job!

Mary Anne Komar said...

who ever gets to be the lucky sleepers will surely have sweet dreams!!

Courtney said...

Just gorgeous!! awesome color for awesome beds, well done!!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

COOL! I love antique twin beds, they clean up so nice. Great work!

Anne Boykin (bloominganne) said...

Sweet color - looks like the beds are made of metal. Great job.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

These are stunning! I love twin beds in a room and these French style ones are superb.

girls said...

Those are awesome! I would die to have something like that.. such a great find! I just found your blog and now am your newest follower! if you ever have time come checkout mine!

-Peggy

Jake and Julia Miller said...

These are some of the most beautiful beds I've ever seen. Great job Allison!!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

These are some of the most beautiful beds I've ever seen. Great job Allison!!

houseontheway.com said...

Beautiful transformation! Gorgeous color! I'd love for you to share these beds at my Twirl & Take a Bow linky party at www.houseontheway.com. It would make an awesome addition to the party! Hope you can stop by and join in!
Leslie

Honey at 2805 said...

You did a lovely job on the beds! I would be delighted for you to share this at Potpourri Friday, in progress!

Inspired by you said...

Just amazing! You did such a great job! What do you use to mix your DIY chalk paint.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Loving them! A LOT!!!

Ally said...

They are really a great color - neutral but vintagey. Saw this project on Funky Junk - will be following you.

Jennifer said...

Oh my! I do love them too! Great job on their makeover!

Jennifer@ Blissfully Ever After said...

I love these beds! Beautiful transformation :)

suzyq said...

absolute perfection!!!

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

wow these are beautiful and you have done a sterling job of transforming them. I hope your friend loves them!

Martha said...

Beautiful beds!

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

I don't know how you brought yourself to paint those beautiful beds, but they look even BETTER in gray! Gorgeous. You did an excellent job and have great vision!
-Trish

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Oh my gosh! They are just wonderful! You are a pro and what a great workspace you have there! You make your own chalk paint even...and a perfect match!

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Keep on painting!,
Barbara

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are beautiful, Allison! Love the detail to them and the footboards. Whenever I see pretty twin beds like this I always wish I had an extra bedroom just to put twin beds in!

Miss Charming said...

Gorgeous beds! (And I love the color you chose.) Wonderful job!

Terry Moore said...

Outstanding and oh so beautiful!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOWZA these beds are gorgeous!!!! Thanks for linking up.
XO
Kristin

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Gorgeous, and two of them too!

Christy said...

Amazing--I want them! :) Stopping by from Kristin's.
~Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane

Anneke {RustiChic} said...

I love this style and you did SO good with the color and distressing. Gorgeous!

~Anneke at www.thisthatandlife.com

Stylish Patina said...

I just LOVE the color!!!! What an amazing find:-)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

So gorgeous! The color is amazing. I found you at the party at Elizabeth & Co :)

Katie Drane said...

Um, wow. These look amazing. I'm so glad that I'm following you!

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

michele said...

DANG these are delicious. want em.

michele

Style Sisters said...

Oh Hello!! These are spectacular!! You did an amazing job. I love the paint finish and the color!! Wow. Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this idea with us and enter my giveaway!
Karin

must love junk said...

Wow~ What a transformation!! I'm your newest follower-I'd love you to stop by and say hi sometime :)
Susan

I Play Outside The Box said...

STUNNING!

Debbie @ Fine Point Creations said...

I love these beds - especially the curved footboards! Beautiful work!

Nuestro Taller de RestauraciĆ³n Lila said...

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Three Sisterz said...

Those beds are amazing! I love them. You did a wonderful job painting them! She is so lucky to have them!


Courtenay

Julie said...

These are stunning. Great vision!

Wild Oak Designs said...

Stunning!! I love those too, If I had room....
Oh well, job well done...
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Those are stunning gorgeous! Wowza. Those beauties are going in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up to the party!

Tonya Diehl said...

Those are gorgeous!! Beautiful job!

Rebekah @ reclaimed riches said...

I love these beds. Beautiful.

Jessica Kennedy said...

How exactly can we get this color for our projects at home?

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

These are amazing! Great job at getting the "crusty" look. I wish I could find some beds like these!

Christine Freeman said...

Hi!
Just found you via Pinterest.
I just love those gorgeous curved beds. I would love to find some just like those. I keep finding ones that are tufted, but that doesn't speak to me like these do. Your finish is nice and "crusty," too! I laughed at that, but get it totally!
I hope they went to a great, appreciative home!

Christine Freeman said...

I think I just posted my compliments on your Drexel desk. :)
Love them both, so it stands. You do lovely work.

Melissa said...

I love the color!!!! what color did you use? and can you tell us the chalk paint recipe?